- PressTV News Videos Published on Oct 4, 2017
Israeli forces have razed to the ground a village in the southern Negev region for the 119th time. According to the residents of al-Araqib village, Israeli armed forces and riot police raided the village with bulldozers on Tuesday morning and destroyed every single building. The village, home to around 220 people, was first demolished in July 20-10. Since then, displaced residents have urged local as well as international activists to help them rebuild their homes. Israeli authorities regularly carry out demolition orders in the Negev, arguing that the villages there lack building permits. However, residents say it is impossible to obtain a permit to build legally. Al-Araqib is one of some 40 Bedouin villages in southern Israel that are under existential threat.